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PlantFiles: Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea 'Dwarf Red'

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Digitalis (dig-ee-TAH-liss) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Red

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Category:
Biennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive naomi37 On Jun 3, 2006, naomi37 from Verona, WI wrote:

Foxglove - Very Tall - Plant 18-24 apart. Tall spikes of bell shaped blossoms in a multitude of colors in June and July. Self-sows readily and tends to be biennial so be sure to allow some seed to mature and drop.

Planted these last year in a dumb little strip of dirt between porch and driveway, where the sun just about never shines. Now it's the most beautiful spot on the property! Colors range from nearly white through shades of pink to purple, all with maroon spots inside the blossoms.

Very thrilling for this beginning gardener to get such wonderful results!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Charleston, West Virginia
Verona, Wisconsin



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